Monthly Archives: August 2011

Domestic violence: still not chic, artistic or cutting edge

Tweet The image pictured above is an ad for a hair salon. It depicts a woman with a black eye sitting on a couch in a dress with her hair done up, and her apparent abuser standing behind her, holding out a piece of jewelry (presumably to make up for inflicting the black eye). The [...]
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Quick Hit: Texas judge blocks key parts of sonogram bill

TweetSome good news: a judge in Texas ruled that parts of a sonogram bill that was slated to pass in Texas would actually be unconstitutional, specifically forcing physicians to show a woman the sonogram against her will. via Reuters. The law, which had been due to go into effect on Thursday, was a major part [...]
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What We Missed

TweetWomen undergrads: still not equal. Articles about women undergrads not being equal: still running in the Style section. Lt. Dan Choi is in federal court this week, on trial for his anti-“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protesting outside the White House. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to be appointed to the SCOTUS [...]
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Breaking: Gender discrimination and power equals sexism

TweetI know, you might already know this, but Victoria Pynchon at Forbes is still trying to figure out which came first, gender oppression or internalized reactions to gender oppression. via Forbes. Which came first – discrimination against women in pay and power or women’s own failure to negotiate the pay and power we deserve? If you [...]
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Progressive Women’s Voices: The Takeaway

TweetLast week, I had the privilege of being one of fifteen women selected for the second class of 2011 of Progressive Women’s Voices. PWV is a media training program run by Women’s Media Center. Now in its third year, PWV has trained Feministing’s own Jessica, Samhita, and Courtney. I met so many outstanding women this [...]
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